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The New York Film Festival was created in 1963 to bring to New York the best films from abroad and to highlight American films "that might have otherwise passed unnoticed," wrote Richard Roud, who, along with Amos Vogel, co-founded the festival. Now in its 45th year, it aims to showcase the cream of the crop from around the world.
Although not as large as leviathans such as Sundance and Toronto, it aims to provide a smaller showcase, with the emphasis firmly on quality. This means many of the films on show have already won awards - 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days (Golden Palm), The Diving Bell And The Butterfly (Best Director At Cannes), Redacted (Silver Lion in Venice) - while others, such as Sidney Lumet's Before The Devil Knows You're Dead and the Coen Brothers' No Country For Old Men were hotly (and rightly) tipped to be audience hits. This year's festival featured 28 films.
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New York Latest Reviews
A busy mother’s young boy attracts the attention of a large balloon.
After witnessing a murder, a railway switchman makes a discovery which will change his life forever.
A boy dreams of finding a lost love.
How do you avoid humiliating you wife with a divorce? Kill her.
A neurotic woman undermines her whole family and her sister's impending marriage.
The memoirs of a man who awoke from a coma to discover he was completely paralysed apart from his left eye.
A girl's eye view of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
A man goes on the run from a psychopath in Texas after coming across a briefcase of stolen cash.
Damage limitation after a jewellery heist goes wrong.
New York Film Festival Features
Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet
In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.
A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.
Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.
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